Tamil Nadu Para Sports State Championships start on Republic Day

To look for sporting talents among the disabled, a three day para sports championship will be held in Tamil Nadu from 26 January at Madurai. The GMS Foundation and Young Indians are holding this camp.

Winners may get a chance to represent India in the Paralympics

Those who emerge winners in sports like athletics, powerlifting, shooting and swimming will qualify for the national events to be held later this year. It will also play an important role in deciding who will represent India in the Paralympics.

Eligible participants include those who are physically disabled, have dwarfism and those affected by polio. It also includes youth with spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, the blind as well those with mental disabilities. The events will cover a wide range of athletics, powerlifting, shooting and swimming.

Those interested can apply on the spot. Entries will be accepted at the Dr MGR Race Course Stadium in Madurai. For details, contact -0452 - 439 1434 / 252 2743.

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